Generic Name: Pro Dafalgan Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride) used for?

Pro Dafalgan® is commonly used for relieve pain and fever.

How should I take Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride)?

This drug is injected by your doctor. It is recommended to use the product immediately following reconstitution.

Intravenous route: Restricted to children weighing 33 kg or more and to adults.

Do not mix with other drugs because of the risk of incompatibility.

How do I store Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride)?

Pro Dafalgan® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Pro Dafalgan® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Pro Dafalgan® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Pro Dafalgan® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Pro Dafalgan® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Hypersensitivity (rare cases of anaphylactic shock) have been reported during the
administration of the product in healthcare personnel previously sensitized (contact eczema).

Do not handle without the transfer device because of the possible risk of sensitization.

Hepatic function impairment: Hepatotoxicity and severe hepatic failure occurred in chronic alcoholics following therapeutic doses.

Interaction with laboratory tests.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Pro Dafalgan® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Pro Dafalgan®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride)?

Some side effects may occur when using this drug, such as:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin rash with erythema or urticaria and fever
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Neutropenia
  • Leukopenia
  • Pancytopenia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Vertigo
  • Malaise
  • Moderate hypotension
  • Painful local reactions

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride)?

Pro Dafalgan® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products may interact with this drug, including:

  • Barbiturates
  • Carbamazepine
  • Hydantoins
  • Rifampin
  • Sulfinpyrazone
  • Ethyl Alcohol

Does food or alcohol interact with Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride)?

Pro Dafalgan® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride)?

Pro Dafalgan® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Especially if you have hepatic failure.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride).

What is the dose of Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride) for an adult?

The dose is 1 to 2 g, to be repeated if necessary after an interval of 4 hours, without exceeding 6 g per day, or in exceptional cases, 8 g per day. May be given via IM/IV injection.

What is the dose of Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride) for a child?

The dose is 20 – 30 mg/kg per injection, given over 15 minutes, up to 4 times daily. The maximum dose is 120mg/kg/day.

How is Pro Dafalgan® (propacetamol hydrochloride) available?

Pro Dafalgan® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Pro Dafalgan® powder for solution for injection, 1 g: each vial contains 1 g Propacetamol Hydrochloride.
  • Pro Dafalgan® powder for solution for injection, 2 g: each vial contains 2 g Propacetamol Hydrochloride.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Pro Dafalgan®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: May 16, 2017 | Last Modified: May 16, 2017

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